Women's basketball falls at Mary Washington

Molly Shephard is fouled as she shoots a basketball

Fredericksburg, Va. -- Behind a poor shooting performance, University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team fell, 64-49, Tuesday night at Mary Washington.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) was the Hornets' lone double-digit scorer, dumping in 11 points to go with 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) added eight points off the bench.

Lynchburg shot just 15-for-55 from the field (27.3 percent) and turned the ball over 22 times.

Maddie Shifflett scored a game-high 15 points for the Eagles.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Mary Washington 64, Lynchburg 49

Records: Mary Washington 2-2, Lynchburg 1-4

Venue: William M. Anderson Center, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lynchburg fell behind 13-5 after the first period. The Hornets were just 2-for-18 in the initial 10 minutes.

  • The Hornets closed the gap to 29-22 at halftime with solid bench production in the second.

  • Mary Washington shot an even 50 percent (14-for-28) in the second half to preserve the lead.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will break for Thanksgiving before resuming play Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the team's Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener, 7 p.m. at Washington and Lee.

--LYN--

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